INTRO: Unexpected encounters with manifestations of the angelic kind tend to be recurring themes in some of my creative productions because of their repeated occurrences in my actual life. The following example is taken from the texts of two recent posts of artwork at Pixels.com and Fine Art America:
Portrait of the Artist at Work
An interesting funny thing happened after I delivered 3 pieces of artwork to the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport Art Gallery for an exhibition curated by the Savannah Art Association in early October (now on exhibit until January 7, 2022). I was crossing the busy terminal street where drivers dropped off and picked up travelers, then waiting for my own ride, when I noticed something for the first time.
Further ahead, some yards away from the taxi stand waiting area, was a giant round planter filled with colorful flowers and, at its center, a gushing fountain with an angel on top. Above its head, the angel held a globe with small airplanes circling it. I was approaching the fountain from the back so did not experience the full impact of its beauty until slowly circling around to its front.
That I had been unaware of this structure until that moment seemed impossible. But it was true, so I took as many photographs as I could before my transportation arrived.
As they do in cities like Rome, Paris, and Singapore, beautifully-designed fountains make up an important part of the appeal of Savannah (Georgia, USA). Different styles and sizes can be found in various squares and major public parks. The most famous is the Forsyth Park Fountain (images of which can be found in my FAA Savannah Collection). The angel on top of this one caught my attention in particular because angels inspired an entire book of my poetry (The River of Winged Dreams) and several pieces of my visual art as well.
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